I found Bishakha a male dog in Vishakapattanam, Andhra Pradesh way back 2005. Please do not laugh at me hearing such a name of a male dog. My crazy only son Souhardya named it. The hotel boy brought such a cute dog from his shelter. It was tiny, fluffy-haired milk-while puppy and was lying curled within the hands of Ramesh. Ramesh confessed that he was unable to maintain the dog because of his low income and the only option he had left to leave it on the road. Finally, I had to agree to adopt the puppy.
My son named him as Bishaka as we found it in Vishakapattanam. Soon he was occupied by my son as his own property. Matter of fact I saw the next day onwards he became a shadow of my son. He used to wait for my son to come back from his school on the balcony at least from one hour back seeing towards the road. I often thought how that small creature had such a timing sense. Last year in January, my son came from the school with a very high fever and we found he had red spots all over his face body. The doctor said it was measles only and nothing to be worried. I can remember the whole night when we were monitoring his high fever and pouring water on his head to reduce the temperature. I was surprised to see Bishakha was always sitting just beside the head of my son.
Afterwards everything was smooth and we were also very happy to find someone in our family. Suddenly, it was 6 July 2008 night when Bishakha was felling very uneasy. I immediately tried to understand Bishakha’s problem but I was helpless. I called the doctor when his cell phone was switched off. My son started crying.